Florida officials question method used to measure school capacity

11/4/2009 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

School board officials in Florida's Broward County want the state to consider a new way of measuring school capacity, saying that empty desks do not necessarily mean empty classroom space. Officials say some schools should not be considered as below capacity when classrooms built for 25 students hold smaller numbers of autistic or Advanced Placement students for instructional reasons. "You have to talk in program capacity," a board member says.

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